“Your hourly rate is … what?”
Before balking at a freelancer’s hourly rate, there are a few things you need to take into consideration.Read more “Why Freelance Hourly Rates Are Higher Than Employee Hourly Rates”
“Your hourly rate is … what?”
Before balking at a freelancer’s hourly rate, there are a few things you need to take into consideration.Read more “Why Freelance Hourly Rates Are Higher Than Employee Hourly Rates” →
In the past few weeks, I’ve had a lot of people ask me, “How do you do this all the time?!” I’ve worked remotely for companies across the US for more than five years, due to my husband’s job taking us to Germany and, most recently, North Carolina. But working remote during COVID is different.Read more “Why Working From Home is Different During COVID” →
Receiving feedback–without getting defensive–takes practice. But just as difficult is giving feedback. Constructive feedback is common in a creative profession. It’s how projects get pushed to the best possible place.
Since feedback is a must for project success, the way we give feedback is critical to getting someone to listen to it–and grow from it.
In spring 2015, my husband texted me a spreadsheet with the names of a bunch of Army officers and locations of their next assignments. His name was highlighted next to “Germany.” Germany. Germany?
I was shocked. True, this was much preferable to many of the alternatives. But it did raise a major question: Where did this put my career?Read more “So, You Want to Work Abroad? Read This First” →
When you have a full-time job, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of job security. You’re getting a consistent paycheck, you show up each day from around 9 to 5, and you have your list of to-dos.
There’s no way you could have that same consistency with freelance, right?Read more “Fighting Freelance Anxiety” →
When an interviewer asks you, “Are you good at multitasking?” Your immediate reaction may be to say, “Yes, of course!” That’s what the interviewer wants to hear, right? However, interviewers should reword the question. But since that may not happen, here’s how you need to reply. Read more “Multitasking: What Interviewers Really Mean” →
Working from home is often linked to increased productivity. But while distractions in the home office are different from the distractions in a traditional office, they still exist. Work-from-home distractions require a concentrated effort to ensure you stay on track. Here are 7 remote workers face and ways to combat them. Read more “7 Work-From-Home Distractions (And How to Combat Them)” →
Privileged explaining is when someone explains something in a patronizing tone because they think there is no way the subject could possibly know it on his or her own. Mansplaining is one of the most egregious examples, but certainly not the only one. Read more “Mansplaining: The Verbal Glass Ceiling of the Workplace” →
After nearly a decade of working in editorial departments, internal marketing agencies, and ad agencies, after being on staff, a contractor, a freelancer, and now small business owner, I’ve received a lot of (mostly good) advice.
But to this day, there’s one piece of advice a mentor and one-time manager gave me that sticks out above anything else.